Inspector Jobs in California

Ensure structures meet building codes, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. Inspectors examine construction worksites frequently to confirm that they continue to meet legal and contractual requirements. If a project fails to meet these guidelines, inspectors issue a violation notice or stop-work order. They record their findings in daily logs (including photos) and periodic written reports.

Inspectors usually work alone, although they occasionally work in teams for especially large or complex projects. They do, however, need strong interpersonal skills because they continually communicate with clients, superintendents, and other important personnel. Inspectors must also have a strong understanding of building plans, specifications documents, drawings, and design criteria, as they are responsible for reviewing and approving blueprints for proposed ventures.

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Senior Fire Protection Plans Examiner

  • Daily Dispatch
  • Redding, CA
  • 3 days ago
Senior Fire Protection Plans Examiner City of Redding Location: Redding, CA As one of the largest cities north of Sacramento, we seek a highly motivated person who will demonstrate their...

Building Plans Examiner I And II - Time-Limited

  • County Sonoma
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • 22 hours ago
Building Plans Examiner I and II - Time-Limited$5,019 - $7,854/Monthly*Join Permit Sonomais Building Plans Examiner team and build your career with the County of Sonoma.Starting salary up to...

Building Inspector I/II

  • Butte County Environmental Health
  • Oroville, CA
  • 3 days ago
Principles and practices in general construction and electrical and mechanical systems. Principles of structural design and engineering mathematics....

Electrical Inspector

  • Ghirardelli Associates
  • Irvine, CA
  • 2 days ago
Ghirardelli Associates is a full-service construction management firm, with 20 years of experience providing service throughout California....

Construction Inspector

  • Ghirardelli Associates
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • 2 days ago
Ghirardelli Associates is a full-service construction management firm, with 20 years of experience providing service throughout California....

Construction Inspector - Water Resources

  • MWH Constructors, Inc.
  • Pasadena, CA
  • 3 days ago
MWH Constructors' (MWH) Construction Management Services (CMS) group is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Construction Inspector to support water infrastructure projects in Southern California...

Building Inspector I/II

  • Butte County
  • Chico, CA
  • 4 days ago
Principles and practices in general construction and electrical and mechanical systems. Principles of structural design and engineering mathematics....

Senior Construction Inspector

  • University of California
  • Riverside, CA
  • 4 days ago
any issues, concerns or corrections required on assigned projects; reviews project shop drawings, progress schedules, and submittals; reviews information for change orders and as-built records; and...

Senior Building Inspector

  • City of Fontana
  • Fontana, CA
  • 4 days ago
Possession of, or ability to obtain, I.C.C. certification as a combination inspector is highly desirable....
Now recruiting for a highly qualified building inspector with multiple years of California code compliance/inspection experience....

Electrical Inspector

  • Flexton Incorporated
  • Berkeley, CA
  • 4 days ago
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Building Plans Examiner II - Time-Limited

  • County of Sonoma (CA)
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • 5 days ago
Join Permit Sonomas Building Plans Examiner team and build your career with the County of Sonoma. Starting salary up to $45.16/hour ($94,254/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a...

Senior Building Inspector - Time-Limited

  • County of Sonoma (CA)
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • 5 days ago
Now recruiting for a highly qualified building inspector with multiple years of California code compliance/inspection experience....

Construction Inspector

  • County of Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • 5 days ago
work completed; Collects and records tallies of materials used or delivered; Investigates complaints relating to construction projects; Initiates progress payments to contractors; Acts as project inspector...

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Salary for Inspector Jobs in California

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Inspectors in California offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (30.7%)
  • High School or GED (23.2%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (17.8%)
  • Associate's Degree (12.6%)
  • Master's Degree (11.2%)
  • Some College (2.6%)
  • Some High School (0.9%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.9%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Inspectors in California
  • 4-6 years (40.9%)
  • 1-2 years (13.6%)
  • 2-4 years (13.6%)
  • 10+ years (9.1%)
  • 6-8 years (9.1%)
  • Less than 1 year (9.1%)
  • 8-10 years (4.5%)

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